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Stoke City debacle gifts Cardiff a 3-3 draw

Stoke 3 Cardiff 3 – 30/10/21 3pm

In 4 minutes and 38 seconds Stoke conceded THREE goals to a side they were putting to the sword! What a debacle! How did this happen? Here’s how the game unfolded in real time:
A D-road accident won’t stop the dedicated getting to the match – they were happy to abandon their cars and walk along the A500! Here we have the big losers: Cardiff who’ve lost their last 8, and Stoke their last 4. Chester and Smith return to bolster defence, and Fletch starts to bolster the pony-tail & hair-bun quotas. (I’m looking at you, Romaine!) Vrancic and Tyrese wait their turn on the bench, with Campbell beginning to regret that trip to the barbers…
3.53 Cardiff break, but Giles decides to pass rather than shoot…cocking it up. Replay shows it worse than it first looked. Another replay shows Cardiff handling in their box! Ref, you should see this!
7.15 Vaulks grapples Fletch, who pulls himself up hanging on to Will’s shirt! Ref sees funny side…I think.
8.48 1-0 !!! Jacob Brown glance-heads home brilliantly from a cross from the right by Wilmot. A goal he should be proud of for sticking his neck out for!
15.52 2-0 !!! Stephen Fletcher (to give him his full name) hits one from outside the area, and the keeper Smithies just watches it go in. Awful, yet perfect. (He was unsighted, the replays show, and it took a deflection, but still…)
40.54 Joe Bursik has to make a save! Cardiff players have been a bit too touchy-feelie, but it’s landed them with a yellow card.
42.48 Cardiff try a Charlie Adam effort from the half-way line to no avail, but Bursik did look vulnerable.
45+1 City 1 City 0
45.30 3-0 !!! Fletch chips the keeper to finish off the Welsh side, after a great move involving Jacob Brown et al.
51.40 Harry tussles with Harris in the area, and it could easily have been a penalty, but the replay shows Mark starting it off, grappling with Souttar.
Attendance 21413
63.55 Yellow for Harry for deliberate trip on Cardiff striker. Subsequent free kick hits outside of post with Bursik rooted to the spot, although it had taken a wicked deflection off the Stoke wall.
65.55 3-1 !! Colwill’s shot bounces awkwardly for Bursik, and it slips past him. Hard to say if it was unfortunate or a mistake, but he’s not pleased. Nor is MON!
69.25 3-2 !!! Mark Harris breaks to slot home after Stoke carelessly give the ball away on the half way line.
70.33 3-3 !!! Unbelievable! Cardiff have equalised, with Stoke falling to bits. A cross from their left is put away by unmarked Kieffer Moore. Cardiff fans who reckoned they’d win by 4-3, now believe they can!!!
73.30 As Cardiff start to waste time (Capt Morrison is claiming injury), Brown and Fletch are replaced by Tyrese and Surridge…??? Why?
79.35 Vrancic on for Thompson. Just in time to take a corner!
83.20 Cardiff score!!! But thankfully it’s offside! But they deserved to score!
90+1 Goalmouth scramble…but Stoke can’t poke it home!!!
FT 3-3. Cardiff steal a draw & celebrate like they’ve won the cup! Terrible result for Stoke.

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